Posts by Mary Chastain  (Page 61)
 

Department of Justice Investigating Russian Doping Claims

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 8:25pm 5/17/2016 at 8:25pm

The Department of Justice has decided to investigate the massive Russia doping scandal. U.S. courts ruled that prosecutors may charge foreigners abroad if they have connections to the U.S.

The New York Times reported that the U.S. attorney’s office for the Eastern District of New York. The officials have targeted “Russian government...

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Homosexuality still illegal in Lebanon, but North Carolina boycotters not boycotting

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Posted by    Monday, May 16, 2016 at 5:15pm 5/16/2016 at 5:15pm

At least 50 LGBT activists staged a protest outside the Hbeish police station in Beirut, Lebanon, to protest anti-homosexual law.

The activists from the Helem Association demanded the government repeal article 534 of the penal code and release four transgender women.

From The Jewish Press:

Helem leader Genwa Samhat told AFP that the sit-in,...

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Little Sisters of the Poor victory (of sorts) at Supreme Court

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Posted by    Monday, May 16, 2016 at 3:30pm 5/16/2016 at 3:30pm

The Supreme Court unanimously pushed the Little Sisters of the Poor contraception case back to the lower courts, meaning they do not face fines if they do not provide contraception coverage.

Ashley E. McGuire, Senior Fellow at The Catholic Association, released this statement in a press release:

“Today the Supreme Court made it...

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Russia Angry Over Ukraine’s Eurovision Win

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Posted by    Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 2:30pm 5/15/2016 at 2:30pm

A few Russian officials have demanded a Ukraine boycott after singer Jamala won Eurovision with her song “1944,” which is about the USSR deportation of the Crimean Tatars.

Well, maybe if Russia did not invade east Ukraine or annex Crimea, people would not hate them so much.

Jamala, a Crimean Tatar, drew inspiration ...

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U.S., Poland Officially Break Ground On New Missile Defense Site

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Posted by    Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 6:00pm 5/14/2016 at 6:00pm

The United States and Poland have broken ground on the site of the new defense missile site, which will probably anger Mother Russia. But what else is new?

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work tried to assure by reminding them the site will only protect NATO members:

“Today we stand at a strategic inflection...

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Brazil Senate Impeaches President Over Budget Violations

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Posted by    Friday, May 13, 2016 at 4:00pm 5/13/2016 at 4:00pm

Brazil’s senate voted to begin an impeachment trial for President Dilma Rousseff over alleged budget violations.

She must relinquish her presidential duties for at least six months.

Rousseff said the actions amount to a coup and called herself a “victim of a great injustice.”

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Russia: U.S. Missile Defense in Romania a Threat

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Posted by    Friday, May 13, 2016 at 10:30am 5/13/2016 at 10:30am

The new U.S. missile defense system in Romania has sent Russia into quite a tizzy. So much so that the Kremlin mentioned nuclear war.

Andrey Kelin, a senior official in the Russian Foreign Ministry, said the actions “by NATO can only exacerbate an already difficult situation.”

Tensions

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Friends Received Money From Clinton Charity

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Posted by    Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 7:25pm 5/12/2016 at 7:25pm

The Wall Street Journal reported that the Clinton Global Initiative provided $2 million to a for-profit company partially owned by close friends of the family.

Scott Kleeb, who “twice ran for Congress” as a Democrat, founded Energy Pioneer Solutions in 2009. A document showed o...

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Ronan Farrow Lashes Out At Those Who Still Support Woody Allen

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 7:00pm 5/11/2016 at 7:00pm

Ronan Farrow slammed those in Hollywood who still support and worship his father Woody Allen even though his sister Dylan accused the director of molesting her.

He wrote in The Hollywood Reporter:

But the old-school media’s slow evolution has helped to create a culture of impunity and silence. Amazon paid millions to work...

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Brazil Soccer Star Rivaldo Tells Tourists to Skip Rio Olympics

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 3:30pm 5/11/2016 at 3:30pm

Brazil soccer star Rivaldo used his Instagram to encourage tourists to skip the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio due to violence and corruption.

Translation via Google Translate:

Bandits in Rio de Janeiro killed this 17-year-old girl. Things are getting uglier in Brazil. I advise everyone who wants to visit Brazil or come to...

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Will Obama “Apologize” in Hiroshima?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck7BzaDGsDA
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Posted by    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 10:00am 5/11/2016 at 10:00am
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The White House said people should not view President Barack Obama’s visit to Hiroshima, Japan, as an apology after they announced he will become the first sitting president to visit the city since the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on it in 1945.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters that if...

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German Man Kills One, Injures Four in Knife Attack at Train Station

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 11:30am 5/10/2016 at 11:30am

Police arrested a German 27-year-old man after he stabbed four people at a Grafing, located 23 miles east of Munich, train station early Tuesday morning.

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PHOTOS: Europe, Russia Celebrate 71st Victory Day

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 7:00am 5/10/2016 at 7:00am

Europe and Russia spent the last few days celebrating the 71st Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) to mark the end of World war II.

The German military surrendered...

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Iran Media Reports Missile Test, Govt Quickly Denies

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Posted by    Monday, May 9, 2016 at 4:00pm 5/9/2016 at 4:00pm

Iran’s Tasnim agency reported the regime tested a ballistic missile, but the defense minister denied the claims.

“Two weeks ago, we test-fired a missile with a range of 2000 kilometers and a margin of error of eight meters,” declared Brigadier General Ali Abdollahi. “We can guide this ballistic missile.”

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Paul Ryan Will Vacate Convention Chair if Trump Asks

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Posted by    Monday, May 9, 2016 at 2:30pm 5/9/2016 at 2:30pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he would leave his GOP convention chair if presumptive GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump asks him.

“He’s the nominee. I’ll do whatever he wants with respect to the convention,” he said.

Speaker Ryan responded to Trump’s interview on NBC’s Meet the Press...

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Former Facebook Employees Claim Website Snuffed Conservative News

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Posted by    Monday, May 9, 2016 at 9:44am 5/9/2016 at 9:44am

Former Facebook employees have told Gizmodo that the company regularly told them to stamp out conservative news even if it trended on the website.

From Gizmodo:

Several former Facebook “news curators,” as they were known internally, also told Gizmodo that they were instructed to artificially “inject” selected stories into the trending news module,...

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MLB Changes Puerto Rico Series to Miami Due to Zika

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Posted by    Friday, May 6, 2016 at 7:20pm 5/6/2016 at 7:20pm

The Zika virus has forced the Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) to move the Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins series from Puerto Rico to Miami.

Several players voiced their concerns over the virus, which led the union to ask Commissioner Rob Manfred to move the...

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